Thursday, 20 December 2018

7th CPC Fitment and HRA - No Change Therein is Envisaged


7th Pay Commission Fitment Factor and House Rent Allowance - No Change Therein is Envisaged

7th CPC Fitment and HRA - No Change Therein is Envisaged
In written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 11th December 2018 , Minister of State for Finance Shri P.Radhakrishnan said no change in 7th CPC Fitment Factor and House Rent Allowance.

Increase in Pay Fitment Factor and HRA
"The fitment factor for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission is 2.57 which is uniformly applicable to all categories of employees. As the same is based on the specific and considered recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, no change therein is envisaged.

The Government vide Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 decided that HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%."

Current Rates of House Rent Allowance for CG Employees

7TH CPC HRA RATES W.E.F. 1.7.2017
City ClassificationHRA Rates
'X' Cities24% of Basic Pay
'Y' Cities16% of Basic Pay
'Z' Cities8% of Basic Pay

Promotion of Sports


Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
Promotion of Sports
20 DEC 2018

There is a proposal under consideration of the Government to bring "Sports" under concurrent List from State List. In this regard, the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Department of Sports) has sought comments from the concerned Ministries/Departments as well as Governments of States/UTs.
The main objective of shifting "Sports" from State List to Concurrent List is to enable the Central Government to provide for a robust comprehensive framework for sports.

All sports promotional schemes of Department of Sports are applicable to whole country irrespective of area and gender. However, some schemes of the Ministry have specific component for increasing the participation of women and youth from tribal areas in sports.

Continuous efforts are made to increase the participation of women and youth from tribal areas in the sports. The participation of number of girls trainees under SAI Schemes have increased from 3530 (2015-16) to 4031 (2016-17) to 4426 (2017-18). Similarly, the number sportspersons of which majority of them come from rural and tribal areas of the country have increased from 11773 (2015-16) to 13684 (2016-17) to 14907 (2017-18) under SAI Schemes.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) forYouth Affairs and Sports Shri Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Retd in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

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Incentives to Sports persons: Central Government Employees


Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Incentives to Sports persons

Incentives to Sports persons - Central Government Employees
20 DEC 2018
Incentives in the form of Cash awards are given to medal winners in international sports events of various sports disciplines including those of Football, Hockey, Badminton, Lawn Tennis.  Cash awards are given in accordance with the provisions of the Scheme of 'Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches'. As Cricket is at present not included in Olympic Games/Asian Games/Commonwealth Games, no cash award is given to sportspersons belonging to cricket. However, Blind Cricket World Cup (held in four years) is included in the Scheme of Special Awards and medal winners in Blind Cricket World Cup have been given cash award.

A statement indicating the amount of cash award given to sportspersons in different international sports events is at Annexure.

Responsibility for promotion and development of specific sports disciplines is that of concerned National Sports Federations (NSF). Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) supplement the efforts of the NSFs.

This information was given by Minister of State (Independent Charge) forYouth Affairs and Sports Shri Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore Retd in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Annexure

Statement indicating the amount of cash award given to medal winners in international sports events as per the Scheme of 'Special Awards to Medal Winners in International Sports Events and their Coaches'

I. Individual Events at Senior Level :

(a) : Category : Open Category Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Olympic Games (Summer & Winter)75 lakh50 lakh30 lakh
2.Asian Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
3.Commonwealth Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
4.World Championships or World Cup  (conducted in four year cycle)40 lakh25 lakh15 lakh
5.World Championship/ World Cup (held once in two years)20 lakh14 lakh8 lakh
6.World Championship/ World Cup(held annually) /All England Badminton Championship10 lakh7 lakh4 lakh
7.Asian Championships(held once in four years)15 lakh10 lakh5 lakh
8.Asian Championships(held once in two years)7.5 lakh5 lakh2.5 lakh
9.Asian Championships (held annually)3.75 lakh2.5 lakh1.25 lakh
10.Commonwealth Championships(held once in four years)15 lakh10 lakh5 lakh
11.Commonwealth Championships(held once in two years)7.5 lakh5 lakh2.5 lakh
12.Commonwealth Championships(held annually)3.75 lakh2.5 lakh1.25 lakh
13.World University Games3.75 lakh2.5 lakhlakh

(b) : Category : Para-Sports
S. No.Name of EventAmount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Paralympic Games (Summer & Winter)75 lakh50 lakh30 lakh
2.Para Asian Games30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
3.Commonwealth Games(Para Athletes)30 lakh20 lakh10 lakh
4.IPC World Cup/ Championship(held biennially)20 lakh14 lakh8 lakh
5. IPC World Cup/ Championship(held annually)10 lakh7 lakh
  1. lakh

(c): Category : Blind Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.IBSA World Championship10 lakh7 lakh
  1. lakh

(d) : Category : Deaf-Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Deaflympics15 lakh10 lakh
  1. lakh

(e) : Category : Special Olympic- Sports
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In rupees)
Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
1.Special Olympics (Summer / Winter)5 lakh3 lakh1 lakh

(f) Category : Blind Cricket World Cup
S. No.Name of Event Amount of Award Money (In Rupees)
Winner
1.Blind Cricket World Cup (held in four years)5 lakh

II. Individual Events of Junior Level for sports competitions stated above :In case of Junior Level, the amount will be one third of the amount stated in tables above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.

III. Individual Events of Sub Junior Level for sports competitions stated above :In case of Sub Junior Level, the amount will be one sixth of the amount stated in tables above rounded off to nearest tens of thousand of Rupees.

IV. Team Events :For Team events, the amount of cash award is computed taking into account the number of members of the team.  However, no member of team gets less than 50% of the award amount corresponding individual event, medal, level and category of participation.

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Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004


Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004

NVS-alternate-pension


F. No. 3-1/2018 -NVS(Admn)/3584
Date : 4/12/2018
To,
The Deputy Commissioner,
All Regional Offices

Sub: Annuity based alternate pension proposal for the employees of NVS prior to 1.1.2004 - reg.

Sir,
In continuation to this office letter of even number dated 06.12.2018 seeking willingness of the employees with regard to introduction of alternate annuity based pension, it is to clarify the following:-

1. Own share of employee in the existing CPF scheme shall remain intact. It will not be utilized for creating the corpus fund of the alternate pension plan.

2. However, the management share of the existing CPF scheme will be utilized to form the corpus fund for the proposed annuity based pension scheme.

3. Proposed basic pension is 50% of the basic pay at the time of retirement and there is no provision for DA thereon.

4. Provision for commutation of pension upto 1/3rd of the basic pension exists..Employee at the time of retirement can get the commutation value. It would be more or less equal to the management share. Besides 213rd of basic pension per month fixed at the time of retirement is payable.

5. The pension is payable till the pensioner is alive. There is no provision for family pension after death of the employee.
6. However, proposal for provisioning of DA and family pension is also being sent to the Ministry for
consideration.

7. In case of death of the eligible employees during service, Provision for a lump sum insured amount payable to their dependents is proposed to be covered under group term Insurance Scheme.

The afore mentioned information may be widely circulated amongst the eligible employees to enable them to franchise their options/willingness for the proposed annuity based pension.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(B.C. Panda)
Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

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